for most of us, July 1st is just that — the first day of July…
but, for Major League Baseball fans — and, more specifically, New York Mets Fans — it’s “Bobby Bonilla Day!”
In honor of Bobby Bonilla — a great ballplayer, a great guy, a Sarasota local, and the most baller contract buyout king of MLB history… we are offering $1.19 pints of Captain Lawrence Orange Crusher beginning at 5pm on Saturday, July 1st, until the keg is gone!
Bobby Bonilla was a Major League Baseball All Star player for 16 seasons. He played for the New York Mets from 1992-1995, and, again from 1999-2000…
The Mets released Bonilla in 2000 owing him $5.9 million left on his contract.
Bonilla’s advisors negotiated a deal that would pay him $1.19 million per year for the 25 year period from 2011 thru 2035!
Yes, you read that correctly — he was owed $5.9 million, and, instead of paying him that lump sum in 2000, the Mets pay him $1.19 million every July 1st for 25 years!
That is worth celebrating!!!
(maybe, if he sees this, Bobby Bonilla will make an appearance for a beer or two with us!)